Doom II, Green Day demo lead XBL releases

Xbox Live Update: Release slate also includes Voodoo Dice, Games on Demand launches for Call of Duty 4, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, Battlestations: Midway.

This week's Xbox Live Marketplace update is striking a rather combative tone, spearheaded by military-minded Games on Demand entries and the Xbox Live Arcade release of Doom II.

Starting with the Games on Demand lineup, Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is now available in all regions except the United Kingdom and Japan for $39.99. Microsoft is also now selling Battlestations: Midway in all regions except India and Japan, with the Eidos-developed naval action, real-time tactical game available for $19.99. Rounding out Microsoft's Games on Demand releases this week is last year's Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, which is now available in Europe, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The game was already selling in North America for $19.99.

Doom II on the PC was more fun than a barrel full of cacodemons.

Microsoft hasn't announced a price point for Doom II, but the XBLA rerelease will feature all of the original game's levels, as well as an all-new chapter created by the development team at Nerve Software. The game will also feature online and offline multiplayer in deathmatch and co-op flavors for up to four players.

The week's other Live Arcade addition is Voodoo Dice, an 800 MSP ($10) puzzle-solving title with 60 single-player levels, 20 multiplayer levels, and four multiplayer modes. The game is developed by Exkee, creator of Colorz for WiiWare and the physic-based PC title I-Fluid.

Harmonix and MTV Games' Green Day: Rock Band demo provides a first look and hands-on opportunity for music game enthusiasts two weeks ahead of the finalized product's June 8 release. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Welcome to Paradise" are playable in the trial, which features three-part harmonies, a game mechanic first seen in last year's The Beatles: Rock Band.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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51 comments
karloss01
karloss01

Can't get enough of the old classics, will probably buy Doom 2 just for the new chapter. also COD4 and 5 on 360 are dead, theres like 3000 on COD5 with only 1 person on HCS&D and 30 in HCTD last time i checked. seriously if people really did hate MW2 these two games wouldn't be under 7000 players combined.

78thefly
78thefly

whens doom 4 or 5 coming out for the 360??? doom 4 was excellent on the old xbox

Spybreak
Spybreak

Oh man it finally got released! I've been waiting for Doom II for 4 years! Sweet co-op option on and offline! We need more offline co-op like Borderlands and Doom 2!

great_rulo
great_rulo

40$ for COD4? that's nothing, here in mexico Perfect dark zero download still costs 60 bucks.

LuckyStreak13
LuckyStreak13

go to gamestop and get CoD 4 for less than 20 bucks.

Infinit
Infinit

Where do they get off chargin $40 for a 3 year old game!!!!!!!!!!!

Matt_Hunter
Matt_Hunter

Microsoft these new years will lead u down to Linux

sieg6529
sieg6529

Wow, Doom II. I played that for many an hour on my old 486 PC. Good times. Too bad I don't own a 360.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Doom II, takes me back, I remember how back then I thought it was so cool they added the double barrel shotgun... anyhow, looking forward to playing this, I forgot how to get to the Wolfenstein 3D levels, but looking forward to playing through those once more.

ADAM_PALO
ADAM_PALO

@ colonelmusty platnium games doesnt mean anything. here is Aus we call those particular games platium, however in da USA they call it greatest hits edition. Its all up to the publisher, and Activi$ion, well do i really gotta explain.

Alex_09
Alex_09

@scotwolf We shouldn't be paying 40 dollars for brand new, amazing games, let alone these.

Mighty_Ori
Mighty_Ori

40 bucks for Cod 4? These people are just wayy too greedy

monson21502
monson21502

cod 4 is not worth 40 anymore. this is why digital games will never work. the devs are to greedy. they cut out the middle man and we dont get a hard copy yet we still pay full price...

colonelmusty
colonelmusty

i cant believe CoD 4 is gonna be on there for $40. its been out for how long and its still not even a platinum hit. street fighter 4 and fallout 3 were released long after CoD 4 and they are both platinum hits. what the hell makes a game platinum?

monson21502
monson21502

another great aracde game under xboxlive arcade`s belt. im always telling the cows on system wars that the 360 is almost worth its price just for the arcade games it has.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Its good to see Doom 2 on the Xbox

Flint247
Flint247

@MiniST Because most people like me don't want to take a risk and steal a video game program. Stealing is bad. :(

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

wow doom 2 , guess illhave to get a point card next time ,

monson21502
monson21502

40 bucks for mw1 ? thats about 20 bucks more then im willing to pay. plus i dpont have room on my hardrive. i would upgrade but they too are to pricey for my taste.

UbiquitousAeon
UbiquitousAeon

@ MiniST You've got a point. It's not like Doom II requires any demanding hardware, basically any computer released in the past decade will run Doom II perfectly. I really don't see why anyone would wait out for an XBL version of Doom II when it's been available for such a long time.

MiniST
MiniST

why would anyone want to buy doom II on a xbox when it's pretty much free and editable on the PC.... funny.... and there are like a million different maps for doom II on PC.

green_dominator
green_dominator

New chapter for Doom II, more than a good reason to check it out......I'll have to grab it when it invades......

ferrarimanf355
ferrarimanf355

YOU ARE HUGE, THAT MEANS YOU HAVE HUGE GUTS! RIP AND TEAR! YEAH, THAT'S YOUR SPINAL CORD BABY! HERE COMES THE NIGHT TRAIN! ...have I gone through the Doom Comic memes yet? No? Oh the humanity... my gun's out of bullets...

ahriikdoom
ahriikdoom

a new chapter for Doom 2??? that may just be enough to make me buy it, even though I already own it on PC and Xbox!!!

Igissx
Igissx

Excited for everything!....but Green Day Rockband...I love Green Day and all, but after the Beatles...you cant really go away from classic rock...I am still waiting for Kiss, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Guns And Roses, and The Killers Rockband (though i know the last one will never happen, and most likely The Killers have never even been heard of because they are only about 7ish years old...)

necorid
necorid

I would get DOOM 2 for Xbla, but i already have it on PC and Xbox

deathstream
deathstream

@Flint247 The Games On Demand feature is not important for what it does now. MS is just getting users acclimated to the idea and getting the infrastructure in place to eventually deliver most content digitally. Eventually, digital distribution will be the norm and MS will be ready when it is.

laofuzi300
laofuzi300

Doom 2 looks so different from doom three.

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

Bout time doom 2 showed up...

Dagamemonkey
Dagamemonkey

A Green Day Rock Band...they just keep coming.

edwise18
edwise18

Can't wait to get doom II. Been waiting way too long for this. The original game alone is worth the money, but with an all new chapter it's just gonna be awsome.

Scottopia
Scottopia

Doom II with new levels is awesome, but $40 for Call of Duty? That's bit steep. I had to buy Civilization Revolution through games on demand because I couldn't find it in any local stores. That's a purchase I haven't regretted. :)

knightman
knightman

so stoked about Doom 2, just the old game alone is worth it ( at 400 maaaybe 800 ms points ), but the new levels , thats gonna kick ass.. (hopefully )

Flint247
Flint247

The only time I would use the Games On Demand service is when I absolutely can't find the physical game copy I am looking for.

GamerbyDesign
GamerbyDesign

Well the prices are certainly ridiculous for last gen games. But for those of you talking about space. My physical collection is taking a lot more space than my digital one I can tell you that. I rather have the game just on my HDD taking up no real space.

198d
198d

cod:mw was such a great game...what happened? everytime i try to sit down and give mw2 another chance, 15 minutes of tdm and i have to turn the system off and leave the room in disgust. ...but yeah doom II with new levels = sweet nectar

dkdk999
dkdk999

ya i would much rather buy games at a store too. but you could always get sd card if its too much space dude.

Zackarias-313
Zackarias-313

Wish they'd release the Doom series for PS3/PSN...fukkers lol

MrBubblezz
MrBubblezz

I realize that downloading a game on a hard drive is a lot of space, but I honestly think games on demand is retarded. It takes like a whole day or two to download, and then you can't download anything else on your hard drive because the 1 game takes too much space up. Thanks Microsoft, but I think i'll buy my games at the local game retailer... and not worry about space

R4BI3S
R4BI3S

Doom II, at last! "Barrels O' Fun" FTW!!

MrBubbles59
MrBubbles59

Why are the games on demand so expensive?

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Doom II might be worth it with the new content and the avatar clothing. Green Day can go fall off a mountain. Bunch of pop jingle emo's.

Alan1187
Alan1187

That is way to much for CoD4 and Battlefield. So far I've only got 1 game on demand and that's Viva Pinata Trouble in Paradise, but only because I couldn't find it anywhere in stores lol. Might also buy GTA:SA just because that game is to badass. But Doom II will be good fun.

scotwolf
scotwolf

i cannot understand anyone paying these sort of prices for games on demand, also i don't know any xbox 360 owners who will even consider buying a game on demand due to the high price. why pay the over inflated price when retail and online shops are selling them for half the price. why can't microsoft make the games on demand same low price as shops,surely they would sell more and then would make more profit.

luffy11234
luffy11234

of course its $40. and well maybe im just greedy but i want any doom on the ps3, especially on my psp. I can't keep pulling out the original discs anymore.

earnhardtfan77
earnhardtfan77

wasnt battlefield MC2's servers taken offline???